[mythtv] [PATCH] MP3 options for TV recording

David Zanetti dave2 at wetstring.net
Fri Dec 5 19:06:29 EST 2003

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On Fri, 5 Dec 2003, Jeff Adams wrote:

> David Zanetti wrote:
> > I've changed it to "Performance", and it's now a combo-box with three
> > options, "Slow (High Quality)", "Medium (Good Quality)", "Fast (Okay
> > Quality)", which corrospond to 2, 5, and 7 on the scale. 
> But who wouldn't want faster performance?
> Performance doesn't seem to exactly describe what's going on with the 
> setting. Quality seemed to be a better indication of what is being 
> directly affect. Performance is just the side effect.

Quality is somewhat misleading, because bitrate is king. If you set it at
256kbit it doesn't matter what that option is set to, because the encoder
has bits to burn and getting the most efficient use of them matters a lot

At lower bitrates, it helps, but with very low bitrates no matter what you
set that option to you just won't get better audio. There's not enough
bits to play with, even if you use every trick the encoder has.

Could just remove it entirely and let people just adjust bitrates, it
might make things simplier.

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